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HIST 7315 - Seminar in Historical Methods

A Note About Finding Books


The online catalog allows you to quickly and easily search for books, as well as other materials, that the UALR Ottenheimer Library owns.  

 A few tips for searching: 

  • Try the name of a particular composer or performer. Remember that people must be searched as subjects, using the last name first.
  • Search for the name of a musical event as both a subject and a keyword.
  • Search for events that were impacted by music.

 Need to check due dates or want to renew books and other materials that you have checked out? View Your Library Account

Reference Sources

Reference sources, located on the first, fourth, and fifth floors of the UALR Ottenheimer Library, are not available to check out. You are welcome, however, to make photocopies. You also have the option of scanning pages and sending them to your email account as a PDF file using copier #3 on the first floor.

In the Library of Congress (LC) Classification system, most materials on history are located in the D, E, and F sections.  However, additional materials of interest might be found in other areas like music, women's studies, business, or religion.  It is recommended that you search multiple areas to be sure you are finding the best sources.

Possible titles of interest:

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History
Call Number: REF E 468 .E53 2000

The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia
Call Number : REF BL 245 .H57 2000


Ottenheimer Library will not have every book you desire, but we are able to obtain many from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan.  The best means of searching for materials not in Ottenheimer Library is

Helpful Hint

In addition to writing down the location and call number, remember to check the "Status" column before you go to the shelf to pull the item. Sometimes books are not on the shelf because they are checked out or recently returned.

If you cannot find a book you are looking for, please ask at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library for assistance.

If you are searching from off-campus, you can also request that circulating materials be pulled for you and held at the Circulation Desk.  Select the Request button and fill in the necessary information.  Please allow at least 24 hours for the materials to be pulled.  You will receive an email when your items are ready for checkout.